The organisation works to develop more plastics recycling that is sustainable and protects resources.
Stuart Foster, chief executive of RECOUP, said: “There is more focus on plastic and sustainability than ever before, and we are looking to match that with action and progress. I have growing concerns that politics and positioning (and the time and resources it absorbs) from a growing number of associations, companies and NGO’s, is creating a wave of green rhetoric and media attention, but slowing delivery of effective programmes that would move us forward. We will continue to engage with the whole of the plastics supply chain with these issues and we are keen to keep the debate alive to advance plastics recycling and resource efficiency.”
He said RECOUP is aiming to bring together the whole of the plastics recycling supply chain in its annual conference in September.
Helene Roberts, group marketing and innovations director, LINPAC, said: “Today, individual business can do much to innovate their products and services to make recycling easier and promote packaging as a valuable resource. LINPAC has long been an advocate of increasing the resource efficiency and recyclability potential of plastic packaging to support a closed-loop recycling chain and ultimately, a circular economy.
“A joined-up approach, in which we see collaboration between business, industry, local government and education of the consumer, is now key to growing a deeper understanding of plastics recycling sector challenges. To make a circular economy a reality in the future, every link in the chain needs to be committed to coming together to make a meaningful change and develop end markets for recycled materials.”
Paul Vanston, chief executive of INCPEN, added: “Ocean plastics, recyclability, recycled content, polymer rationalisation, composites, collection & capture – a multitude of issues that, when put together, are seriously challenging our whole value chain to arrive at collaborative answers. Regulatory frameworks in the UK and Europe are set to change. Uncertainty is rife for us all, so how do we move forward together?”
Source: News – Packaging News